Belle de Louvain
Description: Belle de Louvain is a culinary plum variety that produces very large, dull-purplish-red, oval shaped fruits. Flesh is greenish yellow, moderately juicy with good sharp but sweet flavour when it's cooked. A delicious variety best cooked into pastries or cake mixes but also tastes good when it's freshly eaten from the tree. Widely grown in Europe commercially and on a smaller scale in the UK. Very hardy variety.
History: It's exact origin is unknown. Found in Van Mons' collection in 1845 and named by Bivort.